Despite reports that Indian Summer had been given the green light by the Indian government it has now been announced by Variety that the film has been canceled due mainly to budget constraints. Below is what director Joe Wright had to say, via BBC News.
Wright told Variety there had been creative differences between the film’s producers and the Indian government.
“We were in between a rock and a hard place,” he said.
“The Indian government wanted us to make less of the love story while the studio wanted us to make more of the love story.”
Various websites are reporting that Cate has been injured during a live performance of A Streetcar Named Desire. Apparently Cate was accidentally struck on the head by a prop radio held by Mr. Edgerton. If this turns out to be true, I hope Cate makes a speedy recovery, my thoughts are with her.
Arts Beat– An Australian production of the Tennessee Williams play “A Streetcar Named Desire” turned more physical that expected for its star, Cate Blanchett, who was injured by a stage prop during a performance Wednesday night, Agence France-Presse reported.
Cate Blanchett has joked that she will never work with Brad Pitt again because he is so loved up that it is “disgusting”.
The actress told The Telegraph that it is now in her contract not to appear with Pitt because of his devotion to partner Angelina Jolie.
Blanchett and Pitt are currently promoting The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button, scheduled for UK release on February 6.
“Honestly, to see how in love with Angelina he is, it was really quite disgusting. Awful in fact. It’s in my contract now: I won’t ever work with him again,” Blanchett said.
The BAFTA-nominated film tells the story of a man who starts ageing backwards, with bizarre consequences. (Source)
Cate touched down in Heathrow, London this morning with baby Ignatius in tow. She is coming to promote the release of Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull which will premier at the Cannes Film Festival on May 18th. Check out the daily mail link below for a few pictures!
Daily Mail: Almost 24 hours with a newborn baby a long haul flight is enough to leave most mother’s frazzled, but Cate Blanchett looked a picture tranquility as she arrived at Heathrow this morning. The Oscar winner, who stars alongside Harrison Ford, has said of filming: “On the first day of shooting it was extremely surreal.”